H885 - Azipod® Vessel Operation, Management Level

Management level (STCW) workshop on twin-Azipod cruise vessel operation and handling covering normal operation, malfunctions and bridge communication.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Have deep understanding of the operational principles of diesel- electric Azipod vessels taking into account vessel safety, passenger comfort, environmental and economical requirements and operational efficiency and maintenance needs.
  • Fully utilize the flexibility of the propulsion system.
    Identify potential malfunctions of the propulsion system and to cope with them without sacrificing vessel safety. 
  • Communicate on the bridge about the different aspects of vessel operation and handling in a clear and concise manner.


  • Azipod vessel operation and propulsion system behavior in all conditions.
  • Azipod vessel system functionalities, power plant and propulsion system malfunctions.
  • Azipod vessel resource management and bridge communication.


  • Discussions, lessons and full mission bridge simulator exercises to ensure learning at top level.
  • On request, ABB Marine factory experts are at the disposal of the participants to answer questions at all levels.

Course outline

General Information

Duration: 5 days
Venue: Helsinki, Finland
Turku, Finland
Hamburg, Germany

Several years experience of Azipod vessel operations

Additional information: Maximum 4 participants in Helsinki, maximum 6 participants in Hamburg and Turku.
This workshop is run in conjunction with an approved maritime simulation center.
Student profile:

Azipod vessel deck personnel at management level

Download: Course description as a pdf

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